Past Event

The offshore wind opportunity: lessons learned from the United Kingdom


June 23, 2021, 12:00 pm –
1:30 pm
Wind turbines in the ocean

During the next five years, the nascent offshore wind industry is poised to become a major supplier of electricity in the United States. Some 30 gigawatts of power are planned in federal waters up and down the East Coast by 2035 – enough energy to power 20 million homes — and the Biden administration recently announced plans to allow offshore wind development in federal waters off California. In this webinar, CSG East’s State Legislative Climate Alliance hosted experts from the United Kingdom, the global leader in offshore wind energy generation, who shared best practices and innovative policies that have created a thriving skilled workforce and supported a strong domestic market.

The recording of the session is available below.


Massachusetts State Senator Marc Pacheco, Chair, CSG East State Legislative Climate Alliance; Co-Chair, CSG East Energy and Environment Committee (Moderator)

Connecticut State Senator Paul Formica, Co-Chair, CSG East Energy and Environment Committee


Dr. Peter Abbott, UK Consul General to New England

Dr. Alan Lowdon, Director of Strategic Development, National Offshore Wind Institute, Bristol Community College, Durham University

Melanie Onn, Deputy Chief Executive, Renewable UK

The Offshore Wind Opportunity: Lessons Learned from the United Kingdom

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